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2 Investigators: The Black Market For Diabetes Test StripsThe sellers are typically diabetics who are not testing enough and selling unused strips for extra cash. CBS 2's Brad Edwards reports.
New Therapy For Batten Disease A Vindication For One FamilyIt’s been almost a decade since one suburban family began pushing to get the first ever treatment for Batten Disease approved. Now, it's paid off. CBS 2's Dana Kozlov reports.
More Ticks -- And Increased Potential For Lyme Disease -- Expected This SummerThick wooded areas and grassy prairies are prime spots to encounter ticks. CBS 2's Vince Gerasole.
Kids With Bedtimes, Mealtimes Less Likely To Be Obese, Study FindsA new study has found that kids with set bedtimes and mealtimes are less likely to be obese, and more likely to be emotionally healthy.
Rauner Defends Stance On Expanded Abortion Funding; 'We Need To Focus'Gov. Bruce Rauner defended his threat to veto legislation that would allow Medicaid and state health insurance coverage of abortions.
Indiana Extends Assistance For East Chicago Lead CrisisIndiana Gov. Eric Holcomb has approved a plan to continue providing emergency aid to East Chicago as it seeks to clean up lead contamination
Quick-Thinking Pharmacist Saves CustomerMark Davey was having an allergic reaction when he rushed into a CVS in the western suburbs. CBS 2's Dana Kozlov reports.
Officials Compare Heroin Epidemic To Ebola OutbreakLocal officials would like people to start being as concerned about the heroin epidemic as they were when Ebola was a global health concern.
Lurie Doctor: Few Young Trans Patients Seek To Preserve FertilityHormone therapy can help a person become the person they want to be, and at some point those hormones can take away fertility.
Toddler With 'Childhood Alzheimer's' Begins Treatment At Chicago HospitalA California family visited Rush University Medical Center this week in hopes of slowing the disease.
East Chicago Mayor Rails Against EPA Over Lead Contamination CleanupMayor Anthony Copeland accused the EPA of rushing him into making rapid decisions about the future use of land contaminated with lead.
Colorectal Cancer Striking Younger PeopleMillennials and Gen Xers are part of this alarming trend, but doctors can't explain it. CBS 2's Erin Kennedy reports.

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